The focus here is really on kitchen and bathroom walls and flooring. While many of the ideas discussed could be applied to other areas in the home, the products are particularly suited for kitchen and bathroom use. Wall coverings and flooring in kitchen and bathroom areas need to be great looking and full of style but also practical. Mostly this means easy to clean, water resistant and durable. Traditionally tiles, both ceramic and porcelain, have been frequent choice and there surely is an extensive range and variety available, but there are other choices worth a look, including natural stone, wall panels of various types and materials, interlocking tiles of composite and laminate materials, hard wearing washable paints and papers, decorative plaster and even timber and glass.
All have their pros and cons so in this section we have a go at making some comparisons and giving you the information you need to make a choice.